On December 5, 5 Orthodox church holidays are celebrated. The list of events informs you about church holidays, fasts, and days of honoring the memory of saints. The list will help you find out the date of a significant religious event for Orthodox Christians.
Orthodox Church holidays 5 December 2024
|Saint Philemon of 70 and Martyr Apphia of equal-to-the-Apostles, Saint Archippus of 70||
It is dedicated to the holy Apostles from 70, disciples and associates of the Apostle Paul-Archippus, Philemon and his wife Apphia. They were martyred for preaching the Christian faith during the reign of Emperor Nero.
Continuation of the great Orthodox feast of the Introduction to the Church of the Most Holy Theotokos. On this day, a service is held in churches, prayers are read.
|Blessed Prince Mikhail Yaroslavich of Tver||
It is considered the day of memory of Grand Duke Mikhail Yaroslavich-the ruler of Tver. Years of life: 1272-1319. He was killed in the Golden Horde on the orders of Uzbek Khan. He was canonized as a saint in 1549 at the Second Makarievsky Cathedral in Moscow.
|Blessed Prince Yaropolk (in the baptism of Peter) of Vladimir-Volyn||
The church celebrates the memory of Prince Yaropolk Izyaslavich of Volhynia and Turov (baptismal name-Peter). Grandson of Yaroslav the Wise. He was killed in 1086 by a vigilante bribed by the Rostislavich princes.
8th day of the holiday
Multi-day fast. Its purpose is the spiritual purification of a person and preparation for the Christmas holiday. The duration of the fast is 40 days.